Our friends had raved and raved about this place, so we were dying to try it out. We arrived and had to move as our table was literally swarming with flies. Then fooled into ordering aperitifs at 6 euros a glass as we werent allowed to have the food menu. Or a wine menu.
Nibbles and fizzy arrived, 10mins later the over sized menus were given to us. 6 on a table, we couldn't read the menus without hitting each other. Was quite comical until we couldn't really find much to eat.
There are fixed menus but limited foods & some of the translations for the more adventurous foods were not v clear.
We avoided entrees and went for mains and hopefully desserts. I ordered Coq au vin, partner ordered the pork and others ordered hamburgers and Salmon.
Wine is by the bottle at minimum 18 euros per bottle. No pichets like other restaurants. We ordered Saumur Champingy because we like the musty reds, vielles vignes too - at 26euros a bottle. This was between 5 of us and we had to ask twice for water. Very unusual for Saumur restaurants.
Food was tasty, I loved Coq au Vin. Again, cooked in a Saumur Champingy wine but very anaemic chicken. Chips were nice. More like potato chips though, as opposed to pommes frites as advertised. Two with hamburgers found it disgusting. Couldn't eat it. There was something additional in the burger, we couldn't work out what it was... Pork was tasty. More like gammon but drowned in Honey.
Plates cleared and given dessert menus, we chose and we waited. For 45mins.
I was bored, wineless and still hungry. I asked for the bill & then was told to go inside to pay. Bill came to 150 euros for 4 aperitif, 1 bottle of red and half bottle of white and 6 main courses.
we had a dog with us who is usually a little angel. She sits under the table and sleeps. The owners allow cats to loiter so our little chien spent the whole time looking for the cats and barking at them. My brother (it was his dog) found it very stressful and argued constantly with us, then he didn't eat half the hamburger.
We went to another restaurant for desserts & cafe. 30euros and that included 2 bieres and a large glass of white wine.
Would not recommend.
It ruined our last night.
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